Apple Walnut Salad |

Apple Walnut Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: apple salad, yogurt dressing
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Nami
Cool and refreshing Apple Walnut Salad in a tart and tasty Greek yogurt dressing.


  • 2 apples
  • 1 celery
  • 1 Tbsp raisin
  • 1 Tbsp toasted walnut

For Yogurt Dressing

  • 4 Tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  • ½ lemon
  • kosher/sea salt (I use Diamond Crystal; Use half for table salt)
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Gather all the ingredients. If your walnuts are not roasted, put them in a frying pan (without oil) and toast on medium heat until fragrant.

    Apple Walnut Salad Ingredients
  2. In a large bowl, whisk all the ingredients for Yogurt Dressing.
    Apple Walnut Salad 1
  3. Cut the celery diagonally into thin slices. Add to the dressing.
    Apple Walnut Salad 2
  4. Cut the apples into quarters and then remove the core. Then cut each quarter into ¼ inch (cm) thick slices. Then cut the slices in half.
    Apple Walnut Salad 3
  5. Put the apple slices into another bowl and squeeze half of lemon juice over the apples. Toss the apples to coat with lemon juice. This will prevent the apples from turning brown.
    Apple Walnut Salad 4
  6. Add the apples (avoid adding lemon juice), raisins, and walnuts into the bowl. Toss all together to coat with the dressing. You can chill the salad till serving, or serve immediately.
    Apple Walnut Salad 5

Recipe Notes

What’s the Japanese mayo? Read here and make it from scratch. Here's the recipe.


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